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Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

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Division of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
Nova Southeastern University
3301 College Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33314-7796

(954) 262-5353
(800) 541-6682 x25353
Fax: (954) 262-3954
communications@nova.edu

NSU Becomes a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Campus

FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Effective July 1, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) will join nearly 400 U.S. colleges and universities to become a tobacco- and smoke-free campus.

NSU faculty, staff and students who want to quit smoking continue to be encouraged to take advantage of the university’s multiple smoking cessation programs and resources which are available year-round.

Resources include motivational counseling through NSU’s Guided Self-Change Clinic; counseling, support and readiness assessments by NSU pharmacists; as well as prescription and over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapies. The university offers free tobacco cessation programs and resources, including non-prescription Nicotine Replacement Therapy (e.g., patch, gum, lozenges).

“A healthy campus environment is of paramount importance to our university. We believe the adoption of this policy is the right decision and demonstrates our commitment to the health of the NSU community,” said Tom Vitucci, NSU’s director of campus recreation and committee member on this initiative.

NSU adopted the new policy to demonstrate its concern for the health of the campus community – for both smokers and non-smokers. For additional information visit www.nova.edu/tobacco-free.

About Nova Southeastern University: Located in Davie, Florida, Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is a dynamic fully accredited Florida University dedicated to providing high-quality educational programs of distinction from preschool through the professional and doctoral levels. NSU has more than 29,000 students and is the eighth largest not-for-profit independent institution nationally. The University awards associate’s, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees, specialist, and first-professional degrees in a wide range of fields, including business, counseling, computer and information sciences, education, medicine, optometry, pharmacy, dentistry, various health professions, law, marine sciences, early childhood, psychology and other social sciences.  Classified as a research university with “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, NSU was also awarded Carnegie’s Community Engagement Classification in 2010 for the University’s significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement.   For more information about NSU visit www.nova.edu.

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Media Contact:
Julie Spechler, NSU Office of Public Affairs, 954-262-5348, or julies@nova.edu